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Exploration Development 2006 P6

  • 12/19/2006 -- Gimboa oil development advances off Angola
    Sonangol P&P has let a $70 million contract to Technip for flowlines associated with development of Gimboa oil field on Block 4 in 680 m of water about 85 km off Angola.
  • 12/19/2006 -- Libya
    Verenex Energy Inc., Calgary, has an indicated discovery at its first well on Block 47 in the Ghadames basin, northwestern Libya.
  • 12/18/2006 -- Pearl Energy awarded Gulf of Thailand block
    Pearl Energy Ltd., a unit of Aabar Petroleum Investments Co. PJSC of Abu Dhabi, has been awarded the oil exploration contract for Block G2/48 in the northern Gulf of Thailand.
  • 12/15/2006 -- Premier completes Blackbird drillstem tests
    Premier Oil PLC unit Premier Oil Vietnam BV has completed successful drillstem testing of two zones of the Blackbird discovery well (12E-CS-1X) on Block 12E off Vietnam.
  • 12/15/2006 -- Toreador reports Akcakoca, other well tests
    A group led by Toreador Resources Corp., Dallas, is scheduled to begin testing the Akcakoca-3 well—the 10th successful well drilled in the South Akcakoca subbasin project in the Black Sea off Turkey.
  • 12/15/2006 -- Afren well extends Okoro field off Nigeria
    Afren PLC, London, has confirmed an eastern extension of Okoro oil field off Nigeria, which it and AMNI International Petroleum Development Co. Ltd. of Nigeria plan to develop with nearby Setu oil field (OGJ Online, Oct. 18, 2006).
  • 12/15/2006 -- Oil, gas potential grows on D6 block off India
    Drilling and geophysical work the past 2 years has led to a sharp increase in the hydrocarbon potential of the D6 block in the Krishna-Godavari basin off India, said Niko Resources Ltd., Calgary.
  • 12/15/2006 -- Quebec
    Talisman Energy Inc. has set a liner in the Cambrian Potsdam formation and plans to test the fractured shales and Trenton-Black River intervals at its Gentilly-1 wildcat in the St. Lawrence Lowlands near Trois Rivieres, Que., said participant Questerre Energy Corp., Calgary. TD is 2,530 m.
  • 12/14/2006 -- FEED study begun for Henry field off Victoria
    The Santos Ltd.-operated Otway basin joint venture off Victoria has agreed to begin front-end engineering and design work for Henry gas field on Permit Vic/P44.
  • 12/13/2006 -- Total to explore Diaba license off Gabon
    Total SA has signed an exploration and production-sharing contract covering the 9,075 sq km Diaba license in 100-2,500 m of water about 50 km off Gabon.
  • 12/13/2006 -- Norway interprets Madagascar seismic data
    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) interpreted seismic data for Madagascar through a program to assist Madagascar's oil development.
  • 12/13/2006 -- Roch-led group reports Los Patos drilling schedule
    A group led by Roch SA plans a drilling program in 2007 based upon an oil well test in Los Patos field on Argentina's Tierra del Fuego licenses, said Antrim Energy Inc., a partner.
  • 12/12/2006 -- Melrose sees reserves hike on Egyptian block
    Melrose Resources PLC, Edinburgh, expects to increase oil and gas reserves of the El Mansoura Concession in the Nile Delta of Egypt on the basis of recent appraisal and development drilling. Melrose holds a 100% working interest in the concession.
  • 12/12/2006 -- Ascent plans two wells in northeast Hungary
    A unit of Ascent Resources PLC, London, plans further drilling around a new-pool discovery in Peneszlek natural gas field in northeastern Hungary after a second well found only water.
  • 12/11/2006 -- Yemen
    The ministry awarded exploration rights to Block 84 in the Masila basin to a group led by DNO ASA, Oslo, subject to government approval and ratification of a production sharing agreement.
  • 12/11/2006 -- ONGC outlines exploration plan in Tripura state
    India's state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp. has outlined an exploration program in the northeastern state of Tripura to tap "massive" gas reserves, an ONGC executive told reporters in Agartala.
  • 12/11/2006 -- Horizon signs deal for offshore Thai block
    Horizon Oil Ltd., Sydney, along with operator Pearl Oil (Thailand) Ltd. and joint venture partner Tana Oil & Gas (Thailand) Ltd., have signed a concession agreement with the Thai government for Block G10/48 in the southern Gulf of Thailand.
  • 12/08/2006 -- PTTEP obtains stakes in two Egyptian blocks
    Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) received a stake in two blocks through an Egyptian Natural Gas Holdings Co. bid round. PTTEP was part of a consortium in each bid.
  • 12/07/2006 -- Perupetro approves exploration contract off Peru
    Peru state-owned Perupetro approved a 30-year exploration and exploitation contract covering Block Z-34 off Peru for joint venture partners Plectrum Petroleum and Gold Oil.
  • 12/07/2006 -- Eight Trinidad and Tobago blocks draw bids
    Nine companies entered bids for 8 of the 11 onshore and nearshore blocks offered by the government of Trinidad and Tobago.
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